December 8th, 2011
10:30 AM ET

Video: Haitian boy buried alive by traffickers

In April, Haitian police found a naked child in a hole, near the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. He was badly beaten, hadn’t eaten in days and was unable to even speak. So they simply called him “Miguel.” He is the face of human trafficking in a country whose porous borders provide many opportunities to those who buy, sell or abduct children. Authorities say these kids are often trafficked for sex, for their organs or to be used as child laborers. I travelled to Haiti in October to report for CNN’s Freedom Project and met little Miguel at an orphanage where he is, for now, safe.

This is his story.

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